Alex Poatan should not fight at a UFC event in Brazil; know more

Poatan fractured his toes during training to face Jamahal Hill at UFC 300; Recovery should postpone the Brazilian’s return

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Alex Poatán causes Jamahal hill after victory. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram @ufc

Minutes after knockout Jamahal hill and defend the light heavyweight belt (up to 93 kg) in the main fight of UFC 300, last Saturday (13), Alex Poatán wasted no time and has already expressed his interest in returning to the octagon in less than a month, in UFC 301, which takes place in Rio de Janeiro, on May 4th. According to Canadian journalist Ariel Helwani, however, it is very unlikely that the champion will have his request granted.

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Alex Poatan is UFC champion. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

In a post on the social network 'X' (formerly Twitter), Helwani revealed that he had been informed of the low probability of Poatan returning to the octagon in Rio. According to the journalist, the Brazilian, who admitted to having broken his toe weeks before the fight against Hill , would have suffered another fracture in the area during the fight.

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“It’s extremely unlikely that Alex Pereira will fight in Rio next month, I’m told. As revealed after the main fight of UFC 300, he broke his toe weeks before the fight and suffered a second broken toe during the fight, too,” Helwani wrote.

With or without Alex Poatán on the card, the UFC 301 takes place on May 4th, at Farmasi Arena, in Rio de Janeiro. The event's main fight is the second defense of the Alexandre pantoja in flyweight (up to 56,7 kg), against Steve Erceg and also counts on the return of José Aldo, who returns from retirement to face Jonathan martinez in bantamweight (up to 61,2 kg).

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